Summer Meet Information and Deadlines -- Important Information

Rhonda Witte

Hello High Tides Families!

I'm writing to update everyone on non-championship meet schedule as there have been a few changes.  Please read through as there is important meet information and deadlines included!

First, I want to remind everyone that if your swimmer qualifies for the Aquajet Meet and you were attending the meet deadline is today!  It is important that we have the file ready to be sent on time in order to get our entries accepted in to the meet.

Second, we have added the Mankato Red, White, and Blue meet.  It is a long course outdoor meet meant for all level of swimmer.  We are hoping to make this a team trip/event...please look for more information on this and if you are interested in helping on a committee to plan events (bbq, potluck, etc.) during this meet, please contact myself or any board member.  In order to have the optimal chance of getting into this meet, we had to make a quick deadline, May 2 (next week!).  Let's try to get as many High Tides to this meet as we can!!

Last, the Hopkins meet (listed below) is limited entries, so there is a bit of a different registration with this one!  We have been assigned to Session 3, Friday evening, and Session 4, Saturday morning.  We have been guaranteed the following allotment: Friday Evening:  800 free, 2 swimmers, 400 IM, 2 swimmers, 200s, 9 swimmers.  Saturday morning, 400 Free, 3 swimmers, individual entries 70 swimmers (to include the 3 swimmers in the 400 free).  There is the possibility after our initial entries, more spots will open up.  In order to make this fair, information on this event has been posted so you can decide on if you want to attend and we will be opening registration next Saturday morning, May 4, at 10 a.m.  The first registrants to fill the spots will get in.  Please remember the Alexandria meet is the same weekend!

If there are any questions about this information, please feel free to reach out to Coach Tim or myself.

Updated Meets

Please notice as previously posted we will no longer be attending the Minnetonka meet in May and the Storm meet in June.

STAR Summer Classic, June 15, 2019, St. Paul, MN, Long Course Meters  Our team is in the Saturday meet, please only register for events on day 1 of this meet.   Deadline is April 28, 2019. this is a great meet for all levels and abilities. Great chance to get a few Races in!

Hopkins Hurricanes Long Course Meet, University of Minnesota, June 21 - 22, 2019 - This is two-day, one-session per day non qualifying meet. We are Assigned to Saturday AM Session. Friday is a distance session. High Tides is only able to fill 70 Individual Swims.  Please refer to the information above.

Alexandria Open Lake Swim and Sprints, Short Course Meet,  June 21-23, 2019 - This meet is High Tides tradition!  We don't have information on the meet yet.  If you are planning on this meet instead of the Hopkins meet, we should have something soon.

Mankato Red, White, and Blue Invitational, Long Course Meet, June 28-June 30 - This is an outdoor Long Course Meet in Mankato.  We are hoping to make this a team trip/event and are hoping to bring as many High Tides Swimmers as possible.  The meet deadline is quick, May 2, but this will be a great meet for swimmers of all levels to get long course swims in and get some great team bonding in an outdoor atmosphere.

Aquajets Invite July 5th-7th University of Minnesota Long Course Meters-   This meet is a qualifying meet needing the latest edition MN Swimming "BB" standards for 50 meter and 100 meter events. Latest edition MN Swimming "A" standards for 200 meter events and longer. All age groups will utilize their own age group standards to qualify.  Registration deadline for this meet is April 26, no exceptions!   After this deadline, there may be the possibility to add new qualifying events depending on the fullness of the meet  (history has been this meet fills within a few days) but we can update seed times of existing events until July 1.